All UAPB athletic programs have satisfied NCAA requirements for the 2018-19 Academic Progress Rate (APR) and remain in good standing with the NCAA with no infractions according to APR numbers released Tuesday.
Programs are required to have a 930 APR score on a scale of 1,000. The scores measure the classroom performance of a team over a four-year period, in this case the 2015-16 through 2018-19 academic years.
Every UAPB Athletics team is eligible for the 2020-21 postseason.
In the multi-year report, both the women’s cross country and women’s track team earned a perfect score of 1,000.
A total of 13 Golden Lion programs achieved above the NCAA mandated multi-year score of 930, tabulated including the 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18, and 2018-19 seasons. In addition to the two sports mentioned above, men’s cross country posted a score of 990, softball 983, men’s track 980, women’s soccer 977, women’s basketball 973, men’s tennis 969, women’s tennis 967, men’s basketball 966, baseball 963, women’s volleyball 962, and football 949.
UAPB Golf was ineligible for postseason play for the 2020 season, and is below the threshold with a rating of 872, however, the program will be eligible for postseason play in the 2020-21 season due to positive changes in the program, a new head coach, and an uptick in the score.
The APR multi-year numbers for each UAPB athletic program are as follows:
- Baseball: 963
- Football: 949
- Men’s Basketball: 966
- Men’s Cross Country: 990
- Men’s Golf: 872
- Men’s Tennis: 969
- Men’s Track: 980
- Softball: 983
- Women’s Basketball: 973
- Women’s Cross Country: 1000
- Women’s Soccer: 977
- Women’s Tennis: 967
- Women’s Track: 1000
- Women’s Volleyball: 962
- Each student-athlete receiving athletically related financial aid earns one point for staying in school and one point for being academically eligible.
- A team’s total points are divided by points possible and then multiplied by 1,000 to equal the team’s Academic Progress Rate.
- In addition to a team’s current-year APR, its rolling four-year APR is also used to determine accountability.